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CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.25.15

Volatility as an asset class Kraft (KRFT) is recently up $23.66 to $84.97 on privately held H.J. Heinz Company announcing the purchase of Kraft. Heinz shareholders will own a 51% stake in a combined company, while Kraft shareholders will hold a 49% stake and receive a special cash dividend of $16.50 per share. April option […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.18.15

Volatility as an asset class Herbalife (HLF) is recently up $3.90 to $38.34 after winning dismissal of class action “pyramid scheme” lawsuit. March call option implied volatility is at 106, April is at 68, May is at 70; compared to its 26-week average of 65. General Mills (GIS) is recently down 45c to $51.60 after […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.11.15

US Markets with a small bounce higher after yesterday’s smackdown.  EUR falls below 106.5 vs. the USD overnight.  General Mills off $0.71, Vera Bradley Q4 misses and is off $2.50, BUD up $2, EXPR beats and is up $1 in the pre-market.  European shares mostly higher.   Volatility as an asset class: Volatility has increased […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mornng Update 3.14.14

Feb PPI dropped 0.2% (+0.1% expected).  Core rate (X-Food & Energy) also dropped 0.2% (gasoline and food prices near me aren’t going lower). US Stock Futures fairly calm this morning.  NIKKEI off 3% in Asain trading, FTSE off 0.6%, the rest of Europe is lower.  20k VIX Futures trade in early session this morning.  VIX […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 9.18.13

Volatility as an asset class FedEx (FDX) is recently up $3.04 to $113.72 on Q1 earnings increasing 6.5% on an increase in ground-shipping revenue.  September call option implied volatility is at 26, October and January is at 21; compared to its 26-week average of 24. Cracker Barrel (CBRL) is recently down $4.55 to $102.45 after […]






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Blogging Options: Mid-day Update 8.16.13

Volatility as an asset class Pandora (P) is recently up $1.32 to $21.17 after Goldman Sachs upgraded the music internet music retailer to Buy with a $27 price target citing accelerating mobile ads and subscription revenue growth. September call option implied volatility is at 75, December is at 60; compared to its 26-week average of […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 6.26.13

Volatility as an asset class Monsanto (MON) is off $1.00 to $100.40 in the premarket after backing FY13 EPS $4.50-$4.55, compared to consensus $4.60. Overall option implied volatility of 29 is above its 26-week average of 24. General Mills (GIS) is down $0.27 to $48.06 after reporting Q4 revenue of $4.41B, compared to consensus $4.32B. […]